Hello and welcome to today’s stop on the Coastal Mist Blog Hop! Haven’t you just LOVED Izzy and Ivy’s Brooklyn’s Boho Dress, Swirly Girl’s Sawsall table runner, and Freemotion by the River’s Star Flower wall hanging? Major heart eyes.
I was tickled when Tammy asked me to participate in this hop….ok, ok, I begged her to let me play and was thrilled when she agreed to it! 😉 I ADORE the Coastal Mist Signature Collection by Kathy Engle for Tamarinis from Island Batik. It was love at first sight, really – from the moment I saw the strike offs, I knew I had to sew with them. You know the feeling.
But first, let’s talk about Tammy. She is a total BOSS with serious hustle. I’m pretty sure she runs on magic fairy dust, too, which is pretty darn awesome. She teaches, designs quilt patterns, and is a soon-to-be fabric designer! Her design aesthetic is bright and fun – her designs just make you want to sew, sew, sew!
Now on to what you’re really here for – THE FABRIC! The Coastal Mist collection is colored with gorgeous teals, rich plums, and dusty purples and pinks. It really couldn’t have a more fitting name!
Tammy worked her magic with these fabrics in her Boho Bliss quilt, which has both pieced and applique blocks. LOVE IT! Rumor has it, the applique can be done with fusible – yes please!
The fabrics have coordinating Aurifil thread collections hand picked by Tammy – a large spool collection of 50 wt and 12 wt (pictured below), and an Aurifloss collection which is especially perfect for those of us who love hand work!
My little wall hanging, “Seahorsin’ Around” was created in the wee morning hours of this past week. What can I say? When it comes to deadlines, I really like to live on the edge. 😉
I came up with this idea while playing around with the Coastal Mist fabric scans in Illustrator. I created my shapes (and drew out my background blocks) in Illustrator, traced them onto freezer paper, and used Roxanne’s Glue-Baste-It to place them onto my pieced background. I was really hoping to attempt 4th and 6th Design’s edge-coloring applique technique with my applique, but chickened out as I stitched my first stitch.
I opted to go the simple raw edge route instead, tracing each shape two to four times with the same or different thread color. I switched between my walking foot and my darning foot a couple of times for no good reason – I would absolutely not recommend doing this without a valid reason, especially if you’re workin’ past midnight! 😉
I used some delicious Aurifil 50wt from my thread stash for piecing and 40wt for my top stitching and quilting. Is it just me or is stitch in the ditch literally the worst?! I had BIG quilting plans for this baby, but ran out of time. At least the fabrics and thread are so pretty you don’t really notice. 😉
It was such a joy working with these beauties! Thanks, Tammy, for letting me play!
If you want to get your hands some of these fab fabrics, enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter widget below – there’s a Coastal Mist precut bundle up for grabs (thanks, Island Batik)!! Or head to your local quilt shop. Don’t see it on your shop’s shelves? Request it, especially if you want to participate in the Boho Bliss Block of the Month!
Our lovely hop goes until February 4th. Here’s the schedule in case you’re new here. 😀 Tomorrow’s stop is at Pink Doxies – see you there!
The Coastal Mist Blog Hop Schedule
1/24/17 Izzy & Ivy Designs
1/25/17 Swirly Girls Design
1/26/17 Freemotion by the River
1/27/17 Live Originally (You’re here! )
1/28/17 Pink Doxies
1/29/17 One Quilting Circle
1/30/17 LC’s Cottage
2/1/17 Seams to Be Sew
2/2/17 Fabric Confetti
2/3/17 Love Bug Studio